The Dominion Post - Fifty is just a number. The number of states in our country. The number that West Virginia ranks among states in many categories.

And it’s the number of years since WVU launched a new school.

But it’s that last example that puts 50 into perspective. Not just for the faculty and students at this new school, but for our state’s entire population — for the next 50 years. This School of Public Health will be charting and attempting to reverse our rankings for obesity, heart disease, diabetes, tobacco use and prescription drug abuse.